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January 27, 2015 • Obituaries

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January 27, 2015

Louis W.B. Sellers

Louis W.B. Sellers, 81, of Olean, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at Ripley Crossing in Milan. He was born near Delaware on November 1, 1933, the son of Benjamin Harrison “Harry” and Mabel Cook Sellers. He was married to Ruth Tielking on July 1, 1961 and she survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Robert (Diane) Sellers of Lexington, and Keith (Lynn) Sellers of Cincinnati; two grandchildren, Nicole Sellers and Austin Sellers; one brother, Gerald (Norma) Sellers of Hanover. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Doris Sellers.

Mr. Sellers was a farmer, a former employee of the Ripley County Highway Department, and retired in 2003 after 18 years with the Halcomb Home Center in Versailles. Louis was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean where he served as bell ringer for 31 years.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 24 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean with Pastor Curtis Black officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Improvement Fund, St. Paul Cemetery, or the Parkinson’s Foundation in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles

Eugene Caudill, Jr.

Eugene Caudill Jr., 52, of Bennington, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015, at the King’s Daughters’ Health of Madison. Eugene was born Wednesday, May 16, 1962 in Fort Jackson, SC, the son of Eugene Sr.and Delilah (Ryan) Caudill. He married Teresa (Bradley) Caudill October 1, 1990 and she survives.

Eugene was a construction worker. He enjoyed fishing, playing jokes on people, talking about the ocean, but he really enjoyed being with his family.

Eugene is survived by wife Teresa Caudill of Bennington, son Eugene Caudill III of Aurora; daughters Wyona Caudill of Aurora, Wilma Caudill of Milan, Teanna Caudill of Bennington; father Eugene (Brenda) Caudill of Moores Hill; mother Delilah Caudill of Greendale; sister DeAnn Caudill Dehne of Washington D.C.; one granddaughter Amelia Jane Boggs and many aunts and uncles.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday January 27, at Little Memory Cemetery in Sunman with Rev. Don Buck officiating. Memorials may be made to the family. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home is honored to serve the family. 707 S. Main St, PO Box 243, 812-654-2141, Go to to leave an online condolence message.

Ronald Lee Jarvis

Ronald Lee Jarvis, 73, of Vevay, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015, at his residence. He was born at Batesville on January 30, 1941, the son of Wilbur and Dora Little Jarvis.

Survivors include one son, Keith (Susan) Jarvis of Toledo, Ohio; two daughters, Kellie (Brian) Jarvis Compton of Indianapolis, and Becky Jarvis (Shannon) Ogle of Westport; nine grandchildren and one great granddaughter; one sister Faye Jarvis Bradfield of Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Helen Fuehrer.

Mr. Jarvis was a 1959 graduate of Versailles High School and had attended electronics training in Indianapolis. He worked for 32 years for IBM in Columbus as a service technician and field manager, retiring in 1992. Ron was an avid collector of Corvairs and participated in the Vevay Car Show. He also participated in a bowling league at Columbus, was an avid coin collector, enjoyed fishing, and his Honda motorcycle.

A celebration of Ron’s life will be held on Friday, January 30 at 1 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Sister Shirley Gerth officiating. Visitation will be on Friday from 11 a.m. until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Switzerland County Humane Society or the Jefferson-Craig Fire Department in care of the funeral home.

Earl J. Eichenlaub

Earl J. Eichenlaub, 86, of Versailles, passed away Friday, January 23, 2015. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28, at St. Charles Catholic Church, Milan. Burial will be at New Cravens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9-11a.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday. Memorials may be made to either St. Charles or St. John’s Catholic Church. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home is honored to serve the family. 707 S. Main St, PO Box 243, 812-654-2141, Go to to leave an online condolence message.

Marcella G. Scudder

Marcella G. Scudder, 91, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Community South Hospital in Greenwood. She was born at Friendship on April 29, 1923, the daughter of George and Mayme Reamer Dresselhaus. She was married to Wilbur “Bud” Scudder on February 12, 1949 and he preceded her in death on April 28, 2004.

Survivors include one son, Steve (Julie) Scudder of Greenwood; two grandchildren, Kevin and Maura Scudder of Greenwood; three sisters-in-law, Joyce Dresselhaus of Cincinnati, Helen Scudder of Lawrenceburg, and Viola Dresselhaus of Friendship, along with several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers Howard, Dale, and Norman Dresselhaus.

Mrs. Scudder grew up in Friendship, attended the Friendship School, and was a 1940 graduate of Cross Plains High School. In her younger years, Marcella was employed as a nanny in Cincinnati. She retired in 1987 after 44 years with Joseph A. Seagram in Lawrenceburg where she worked as a sealer operator. Marcella was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 29 at 11 a.m. at the Bear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial will be in St. Peters Cemetery at Olean. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Bear Creek Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

Ronald Gary James

Ronald Gary James, 78, of Batesville (formerly of Rising Sun) passed away Friday, January 23, 2015 at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ronald was born in Aurora on October 24, 1936, a son of the late Sylvia (Kinmon) and Charles James.

He was a 1955 graduate of Milan High School and also attended Cincinnati Bible College. He worked as a machinist at Setco Industries in Delhi, OH. Ronald was also a minister at several different Church’s of Christ in the area, including Cross Plains, Vevay, Manchester, Milan and Manville. In addition to pastoring, he and his wife Janice presented several concerts at area churches. Ronald was presently a member of the Dillsboro Church of Christ.

On July 5, 1958 he married Janice (Dick) James, who survives him. Ronald and Janice were married over 56 years.
In addition to his loving wife Janice, Ronald is also survived by a daughter, Debbie (Jeff) Nuesse, of Barboursville, WV; a son, Timothy James, of Batesville; grandchildren, Brandon Nuesse, Breanna Nuesse, Derek James and Matt James and great grandchildren, Brighton Nuesse, Daniel James, and Evagaline James; sister, Barbara Sue (Bill) Poole, of North Vernon. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his son Daniel James in 2005.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 27, at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Br. Charles Steele officiating. Friends are invited to call Tuesday from 12-2 p.m. at Markland Funeral Home. Interment will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or charity of choice. Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun is in charge of arrangements.

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